Synaptic Plasticity: Astrocytes Wrap It Up

Abstract

In the brain, astrocytes dynamically interact with neuronal synapses via fine processes. New data show that, in response to synaptic plasticity stimuli, astrocyte processes rapidly move towards and enwrap active synapses, aiding in the stabilization and maintenance of active connections. 
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.06.030

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